Interview with Gray Water Ops LLC @ graywaterops (coin maker)
Thank you so much for joining us!
I’ve been designing custom metal coins since 1995.
Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
We minted 350,000 coins for Anheuser-Busch and a coin that raised $80,500 for the American Red Cross disaster relief fund. Can you share the most interest in what exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Create original designs instead of cookie-cutter template coins that all look the same. Find something unique about each coin instead of putting your patch on one side and your badge on the other!
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Artist Dick Kramer, the artist who painted the mural that President Reagan gave to the city of Berlin right after his “Mr Gorbachev tear down that wall” speech. Dick Kramer also has the most artist credits in the Department of Defense for his beautiful life-like pencil portraits. Mr Kramer has inspired and mentored Gray Water Ops, LLC artist Keith Hanshaw.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
We help organizations looking to raise money and build effective coin-related fundraisers with options to pre-sell and take orders up front to having us include them on our online store. Our website has a list of all of the fundraisers Gray Water Ops, LLC has done.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Go through life taking crap off people’s plates and helping them get ahead. Enough people are working against you to pile more crap ON others’ plates. Make an effort to make someone smile today!
How can our readers follow you on social media?
@graywaterops on Tiktok, Twitter and Instagram or graywateropsllc on Facebook.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Our most recent collection available for purchase is the Dick Kramer 15 coin series, based on his top 15 works of art. You can order one or the entire set from our online store. If you’re looking to have us design a custom coin for your organization, we’ll give you free artwork and free shipping on your first order.